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Booktrailer Festival 2019: Follow steps to join [PHOTO]

6 March 2019 15:28 (UTC+04:00)
Booktrailer Festival 2019: Follow steps to join [PHOTO]

By Laman Ismayilova

The fourth Booktrailer Festival is fast approaching.

The festival, which takes place under the slogan "Promote a book, get promoted with a book!" is timed to the World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day, held annually on April 23.

Here are necessary steps that should be followed to participate in the festival:

1. Registration

Go to the website and click at the link "Qeydiyyat!" to pass registration.

2. Chose the book

After choosing a book of any Azerbaijani writer, decide in what form you will shoot.

Chose video format. Video can be shot with actors or without actors, as well as animation (cartoons).

3. Select the most vivid moments of the book and create a script for the trailer. Don’t forget that success of your book trailer strongly depends on your script.

4. Shot booktrailer based on script

During filming, you can use any technique, even you can use smartphones, which have cameras with minimum resolution 1080p Full HD (1920x1080).

5. Mound the video

Carefully read and observe the requirements on the trailer, published on festival's website. Timing: max. 3 minutes.

6. Add music

Be careful while choosing music for your video. It shouldn't violate copyrights.

7. Send your Booktrailer

Send your booktrailer via to [email protected] before April 1, 2019.

8. Register your booktrailer and get a chance to become a winner

Fill out all the necessary data by clicking on the "Buktreylerin Qeydiyyatı" link at the festival's website

The book trailer should be concise, intriguing and convey the essence of the work. Remember that the main task of a book trailer is to interest the reader in a book.

Booktrailers are short videos that promote a book or an author, providing a good illustration of the book content. Book trailers are a form of advertising for a book. Produced by publishers, and sometimes authors themselves, they are tools to pique interest in the novel and raise their popularity.

The project aims at promoting books, supporting and developing creative forms of reading, searching talented young people in cinematography and promoting booktrailers as a part of art and business.

Booktrailer Festival was successfully held in 2016 for the first time in the country.

The festival is held with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, the International Mugham Center, Azerbaijanfilm Studio and Azercell Telekom. The project is headed by film actor Ruslan Sabirli.

The first place will get a prize in the amount of 1,000 manats ($ 589), while the winners of the second and third places 800 manats ($ 471) and 500 ($ 298) manats, respectively.

The winners will be also awarded in the nomination "The best mobile book-trailer". To participate in this nomination, everyone can shot a booktrailer on a mobile phone and send it to the festival.

For more information, please visit:

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For all questions, please contact: [email protected].

Send your works until April 1, 2019.

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Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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